John Kerry is the least effective US Secretary of State in the last five decades, according to a recent poll. Only 0.3 percent of respondents voted for him. 32.27 percent of those polled named Henry Kissinger, who held this office from 1973 until 1977, as the most effective US State Secretary.
James Baker, who was secretary during the George Bush Sr. administration, came in second with 17.7 percent of the vote. Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright both received 8.79 percent.
1,615 experts in international relations from more than 1370 colleges and universities in the US took part in the 2014 Ivory Tower survey, conducted by the Foreign policy magazine and the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) project at the College of William & Mary.